Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Leaving a Legacy

The One Month to Live challenge really hits home today. At about 10:50 am today Amber's Nanna went home to be with Jesus.

You know when you lose someone you love, it really puts things into perspective. What really matters shines through bright and clear. It's the family and friends that you love; the people that you care for that are the real priority. It's living a life that really ment something, and leaving behind a lasting legacy that really makes the difference.

Even today as I am writing the message for Sunday, thinking about the 4th principle in the OMTL challenge (Leaving Boldy) I think about how Nanna left us. She really did leave behind an incredible legacy in the way she lived. Just by looking at her life you can see that she was focused on what really mattered.

She loved God with all of her heart. She was faithful to her church and spent her time doing God's work. She supported God's work with finances.

She loved her family. She raised her kids, and taught them the ways of the Lord. She loved her grandchildren and her dozens of great grandchildren, and she loved to spoil them. She even loved her grandson in law (that would be me). She was an amazing lady who left an incredible heritage for us, and a legacy for us to follow after.

I hope that at the end of my life, I will have left that kind of legacy.

We love you Nanna and you will be missed, but we know you are in a better place today. You are with our savior Jesus.

Please pray for Amber and myself as well as all the family in this loss. Thanks for all your love and support.

5 comments:

Pump Dude (Kurt M. Richter) said...

You guys will definitely be in our thoughts and prayers. We'll also keep the rest of the family lifted up in prayer. Let me know if you need anything from us. We love you guys!

stephanie davis said...

We are here for you guys, you know that! Anything we can do just let us know. we are praying for strength and peace for the entire family!!
We love you guys so much!

Rhettro said...

We love you guys. We will be praying for you.

Adam said...

We are praying and thinking of yall. If there is anything we can do let us know. We love ya!

The Realtor Investor (James Like) said...

What a lady!! She beat everyone of us to see Jesus. What a time she must be having right now. We are praying for all of you and send our love. As stated by everyone else, let us know if we can help in anyway.